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Special Notice #270: Possible Recurrent Nova in the LMC = TCP J04550000-7027150

March 27, 2012:  A possible nova in the LMC discovered at unfiltered magnitude 10.7 on 2012 March 26.397 UT (name of discoverer not given) was reported on the IAU CBAT Transient Objects Confirmation Page (TOCP). Spectra indicate the object may be a recurrent nova.

J. Hambsch reports that as of March 28.04 UT, the object appears to be fading fast and is at least one magnitude fainter than 24 hours ago.

Dark Ridge Observatory (DRO)

 

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Latitude and longitude: 32:48:12N, 105:28:29W (+32.80333, -105.4747)
Elevation: 7100ft (2164m)

Site manager: Tom Smith

Internet access:  DSL

Weather statistics: 30% photometric, 40% usable, 30% cloudy

Typical good seasons: April-June and September-October

Cerro Tololo International Observatory (CTIO)

 

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Latitude and longitude: -30:10:20 , 70:48:00W
Elevation: 2100m
Site manager: CTIO

Internet access: T1

Weather statistics: 60% photometric, 30% usable 10% cloudy
Typical good seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall

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AAVSO Photometric All-Sky Survey: Data Release 1

AAVSO Photometric All-Sky Survey (APASS)

Data Release 1

September 10, 2010

Arne Henden (AAVSO), Matthew Templeton (AAVSO), Dirk Terrell (SwRI), Tom C. Smith (DRO), Stephen Levine (Lowell), Doug Welch (McMaster)

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Ray Berg prepares to make observations.

 

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